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Parish Bulletin for 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Below is the Bulletin for this Sunday, the 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time.

St. Joe’s Supper Table is hosting a Harvest Dinner on Saturday, October 21st to thank the Islamic Care Centre for their longstanding support of our Parish’s community meal program. Chris will be available at the Saturday 5 pm Mass this weekend for anyone who would like to purchase tickets in person, and Kathleen will be available at 9:30 am and 11:30 am Mass on Sunday. Tickets are $45 and can be purchased with cash, cheque or Visa/Mastercard credit cards. They are also available for online purchase through Canada Helps. Please see the attached Bulletin for details.

Bulletin – Sep 24 2023

John Rietschlin’s Reflection for the 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Full .pdf of John’s reflection is located at the end of this post.

As I reflected and prayed with this Sunday’s readings, I was struck by a common thread shared by all three scripture texts. The authors in each of these passages challenge their readers to reflect on their personal assumptions around who might find favour with God. To put it in more modern language, Isaiah, Matthew, and Paul are saying, “Get out of your self-righteous comfort zone!” Let’s look a bit more closely.

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